As reviewers, authors are the hardest critics out there. They have their own reputation to think of. This is why I'm so over the moon that I Am Not Gog has received this very thoughtful and glowing review from author J R R R Hardison:
"This was an odd, off-kilter, strange but moving read. I guess that’s to be expected from a book in which the protagonist starts off more than a little mad. I enjoyed the book and it kept me engaged and bemused until the last page.
Lydia Japhethson is a frumpy, middle-aged English woman. After a childhood marked by loss and scarring instances of bullying and abuse, followed by an adulthood of self-doubt, marginalization and the occasional breakdown, she feels a...
I was delighted to end 2018 on such a positive note – this wonderful official review of the novel I Am Not Gog by Julia Kay of onlinebookclub.org:
"I found myself forgetting that this was a work of fiction, for within the pages is the type of bizarreness that can only be found in reality – the way real life can unfold into chaos and is wrought with unforeseeable events. Truth be told, fiction is much more predictable.
At the end of the book, when I was tempted to Google Lydia Japhethson, I had to remind myself that she is a fictional character. That someone so wonderfully unique and beautifully flawed never actually existed is a pity. I began this book on a wary note, unsure of the likeabili...
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